Candy’s Place Prepares For Annual Walk

May 4, 2019

“Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.” — Ingrid Bergman Candy’s Place Cancer and Wellness Center annual walk will be held Saturday, May 18, at Candy’s Place parking lot, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. The walk covers two miles and benefits Candy’s Place. Sponsor a 12 person team and the 13th person is free. Call 570-714-8800 for information. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration cost is $25 per person. Day of event registration cost is $35 per person. Go to https://cancerwellnessnepa.org/product/2019-walk-registration. As a cancer wellness and resource center, they work hard to provide support to cancer patients and their loved ones. The staff strives to add dignity and quality of life for those living with cancer. Their services are free to cancer clients and their loved ones and are offered to the public for a small fee. There are a variety of programs and services to choose from. The center is open to both men and women with all types of cancer. For information on Candy’s Place, contact Jonelle Smith, office supervisor, at 570-714-8800 or jonelle@cancerwellnessnepa.org. Pierogi festival time The Edwardsville Hometown Committee will hold its sixth annual Edwardsville Pierogi Festival on Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, at John Hopkins Memorial Park in Edwardsville. The committee is seeking pierogi vendors and vendors of all types for this event. Interested persons should visit the event website, edwpierogi.com, for vendor information and applications. The group is also accepting entries for the annual pierogi cook off. Cost to enter is $5. Entry forms can be found on the website. Local churches interested in competing for best church pierogi can enter for free, but must submit an entry form. For information about the event, contact Jackie at 570-239-9594 or follow the event on Facebook. Hoyt Library book sale Book collection for the Friends of the Hoyt Library annual book sale will continue until May 24. All book donations are to be brought in to the library’s circulation desk. Books must be in good condition. No book donations should be left at the library entrances; they will be discarded. Kristen Haas, chairwoman of the sale, invites the public to the sale, which will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 31, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, bag day. All proceeds from the sale will help the Friends fulfill their goals to purchase needed items and fund programs for the Hoyt Library. Kiwanis scholarships The Swoyersville Kiwanis once again is offering three scholarship awards of $1,000 each to local high school seniors. In addition to the three Kiwanis $1,000 scholarships, for the year 2019, there will be an additional $1,000 scholarship awarded in memory of Eugene and Eleanor Breznay. High school seniors who reside in Swoyersville, Luzerne and Forty Fort are eligible. Applications are available by contacting S. Urzen at 570-606-1153 or email k-swoyer@comcast.net. Return applications must be postmarked by Thursday, May 16. Letters will be sent to the winners by mail on Thursday, May 24. Winners and their families will be invited guests at a Kiwanis scholarship awards dinner meeting. Winners will be judged on financial need, community service, school involvement and studies. Church fish fry The Good Shepherd Polish National Catholic Church, 269 E. Main St., Plymouth, will hold its spring fish fry dinner, eat in or take out, from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 17. Fried fish dinner is $10.50. Also available are homemade pierogi, halushki, potato pancakes, and red or white clam chowder. Barbara Pitcavage writes about the West Side. Contact her at rocko1245@aol.com.